Civil and Warrants
The Civil section of the Bell County Sheriff's Office is responsible for serving all civil process papers issued from the Attorney Generals Office, County and District offices, Private law firms in and out the County and State, requesting service. This includes the serving of Subpoenas, Summons, Writ of Attachments, Sequestrations, Order of Sales, Writ of Possessions, Forcible Detainers, Protective Orders, Injunctions, and other service of process.
The Warrants section of the Bell County Sheriff's Office is responsible for all Felony and Misdemeanor Warrants issued in Bell County that are filed with the Sheriff's Office. This includes not only the service of warrants, but the logging, maintaining, recalling, and updating of both Felony and Misdemeanor Warrants.
THE FOLLOWING FEES ARE EFFECTIVE JAN 1, 2020 AN ORDER OF THE BELL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' COURT ESTABLISHING FEES FOR SERVICES BY THE SHERIFF AND CONSTABLES
WHEREAS, Local Government Code Section 118.131 requires the Commissioners" Court to set reasonable fees for official services by the County's Sheriff and Constables; and
WHEREAS, other fees are required by statute to be set by the Commissioners" Court; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED BY THE COMMISSIONERS' COURT OF BELL COUNTY, TEXAS, that the following fees be established for the services of the County's Sheriff and Constables, and the other fees are established as required by statute:
I. SHERIFF AND CONSTABLE FEES
A. Execution of Notices: 1. Subpoenas $80.00 2. Summons $80.00 3. Writ of Attachment $150.00 4. Writ of Sequestration $150.00 5. Writ of Garnishment $150.00 6. Orders of Sale $150.00 7. Writ of Possession *** $150.00 8. Forcible Detainer ** $100.00 9. Writ of Execution $250.00 10. Writ of Re-entry $150.00 11. All Other Writs $150.00 B. Service of Process Fees: 1. Small Claims Citation $80.00 2. Justice Court Claim $80.00 3. All Other Court's Citation $80.00 C. Other Service Fees: 1. Distress Warrant $100.00 2. Injunction $125.00 3. Notice of Publication $75.00 4. Temporary Restraining Order $100.00 5. Writ of Habeas Corpus $150.00 6. Writ of Restitution $150.00 7. Show Cause Order $80.00 8. Arrest Warrant $50.00 9. Mental Commitment $75.00 10. Commitment $ 5.00 11. Tax Warrant $100.00 12. All Other Service of Process $70.00
* Statutorily set by Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 102.011
** $100 First Defendant, $25 Each Additional On Same Cause Number
*** $150 First 2 hours, $35 Per Hour, Per Deputy After Initial 2 Hours